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Posted Wed 20 Aug 14 at 15:39 PM

Daggers 2 Plymouth 0

Daggers earned their best win of the season following their best performance of the campaign as they made Plymouth Argyle look like the team trying to beat relegation.

Abu Ogogo put them ahead in the first half and Jamie Cureton made it two late on to give Wayne Burnett and his team a night to remember.

Daggers boss made three changes to his side for the visit of Plymouth with Mark Cousins, Ogogo and Ashley Chambers coming into the starting team.

Liam O’Brien and Shamir Fenelon missed out all together, whilst Damian Batt dropped to the bench.

Neither team made the start they would have wanted, but it was the visitors who looked the more threatening.

Burnett’s team had the best opening, though, with 15 minutes gone as Ashley Hemmings headed Chambers corner towards Argyle’s goal.

Tareiq Dennis positioned perfectly on the line was able to clear and it remained goalless.

The scoring was opening with half an hour gone though when Chambers linked up wonderfully with Jamie Cureton.

It allowed Chambers to go through on goal and although Curtis Nelson prevented him from beating Luke McCormick, the ball ran for Ogogo and he smashed in from close range.

Plymouth could have equalised in the 39th minute when Lewis Alessandra cut back for Reuben Reid, but he smashed over the bar.

They started the second half brilliantly, though, with first Cureton firing off target before Hemmings should have made it two when Howell passed into him.

He missed the target and Chambers did the same from even closer in the 67th minute after a wonderful move.

It seemed like these chances would come back to cost Daggers – it usually does against the top teams, but Burnett’s side kept on going.

Cureton should have scored in the 86th minute when he controlled a long pass, cut inside Nelson. But with McCormick just to beat he smashed over the bar.

Two minutes later and he made no mistake as he latched onto another long ball and this time calmly lobbed over the goalie to make it 2-0.

Daggers comfortably saw out the remaining minutes to earn a wonderful victory, which should surely see them safe this season.


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